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Hydroponics: Methods of irrigation

There are various methods to suit differing needs. Surface watering consists of applying water and nutrients from above the aggregate by means of a watering can with a rose, and removing the drainage plugs a few hours later to drain … Continue reading

25. November 2013 by admin
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step-by-step growing guide to Pears

One of the most delectable tree fruits, the best pears are home grown. This is because, like tomatoes, pears grown commercially must be tough-skinned to travel well without bruising, and remain firm fleshed for a relatively long period of time. … Continue reading

05. November 2013 by admin
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Hydroponics: Aggregate culture

There are many variations of this system of cultivation which consists in principle of growing plants in containers filled with an aggregate such as sand and gravel or some similar inert material and watered with nutrients in solution. Choice of … Continue reading

08. October 2013 by admin
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Gardening Diary November Week One

November 5th (Bonfire Night) is generally considered to be the ideal date for sowing broad beans for an early crop next summer. This is always a chancy exercise. Earlier, I mentioned that autumn-sown peas give a 50/50 chance of success; … Continue reading

04. October 2013 by admin
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Gardening Diary October Week Two

IN THE VEGETABLE GARDEN Two rather unusual root vegatables which always find a place in my garden, when the seed merchants have seed to offer, are salsify and scorzonera (sometimes called black salsify). It is rather surprising that they are … Continue reading

02. October 2013 by admin
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Exhibition tips for homegrown carrots

The type of carrot you exhibit depends to a large extent on the show date. For early shows, in mid to late spring, select quick-maturing varieties. These do best when sown on a hot bed in a cold frame in … Continue reading

01. October 2013 by admin
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Gardening Diary October Week One

IN THE VEGETABLE GARDEN You should now be completing the potato harvest and turning your attention to carrots and beetroot. Until now you should have been pulling both carrots and beetroot as required for use and not for storage, but … Continue reading

20. September 2013 by admin
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Suitable site and soil for Growing Marrows and Courgettes

Marrows were formerly grown on rubbish heaps, before scientific composting became widely practiced. As they took up a lot of space, and needed plenty of humus, this seemed a neat solution. Nowadays, however, marrows are normally grown in open ground. … Continue reading

09. September 2013 by admin
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How to Grow Fragrant Rosemary

Rosemary is such a pretty evergreen shrub that it is worth a place in herb garden. Excellent with meat and poultry, it is one of the most popular cooking herbs. A member of the Labiaiae family, rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is … Continue reading

07. September 2013 by admin
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Types of wooden solid panel fences

Interwoven: these panels are made of horizontal and vertical slats, about 7.5 cm (3”) across and 5 mm (1/8”) thick. They are woven and mounted on a frame made from 2.5 x 2.5 cm (1 x 1”) timber. The frame … Continue reading

04. September 2013 by admin
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